A WORDY CELEBRATION OF ALL THINGS LEXICAL,
LIVE ON ZOOM WITH RECORDED EPISODES ON YOUTUBE.
Live on Zoom
Episode 58: Joshua Blackburn
and 'League of the Lexicon'
November 1, 2022
Our annual games episode features a new game for lovers of all things lexical: League of the Lexicon. We'll test it in the room and talk to its creator, Joshua Blackburn, on the next episode of That Word Chat with Editor Mark Allen on Nov. 1.
Many of the game questions were supplied by what the creator describes as "a Who's Who of linguists and lexicographers," including some former guests ofThat Word Chat.
Blackburn is founder of Two Brothers Games and the creator of League of the Lexicon; but he says nothing in his CV suggests he would do either. He ran a design agency for 14 years, founded an art gallery for interior designers and had a photo book published about London launderettes called Launderama.
Then COVID happened. Looking for ways to inspire a love of language among his two boys, he began cooking up word games. A diversion turned into a hobby turned into a mission to create the definitive game about words and language. With help from linguists and lexicographers around the world, League of the Lexicon took shape. When it launched on Kickstarter, it became the most
successful word game in the platform's history.
Sign up below and then join us on Zoom for TWC 58 at 4:30 p.m. EDT.
Note that with the end of summer time for most of the world, the show starts one hour earlier than usual outside the U.S. and Canada. Go by UTC and tune in at 20:30.
Thank you to our That Word Chat patrons
Word Chat Sponsor
Katharine O'Moore-Klopf of KOK Edit
Kate Karp Merrill Perlman Carol Pickerine
Ann Bourne DeAnna Burghart Susan Karcz Molly McBeath
Anne Kelley Conklin
Donna Marks Pleasant
Want more That Word Chat? Join the team!
That Word Chat is a blast every time we do it. It's also a big time commitment for host Mark Allen and producers Heather Saunders and Sarahni Pecson. We work hard to bring you a casual, fun, usually professional experience. What keeps us going most is hearing how much you love the experience. Please consider being part of the team with various levels of support, each with some cool benefits — most levels include access to our private Slack group. You can opt to support us monthly or annually.
Possibly Important Notes
Your credit card will be charged monthly or annually, but you are welcome to change things at any time.
Terms are subject to change, as is life in general.
Private access to recorded chats means you can download them and use them yourself, share with your pets and immediate family, and use them in whole or in part (give us credit, please) in a classroom or for other nonprofit educational purposes. Mark Allen Editorial LLC retains the copyright. Same goes for the show transcripts.
Benefits listed above are for the live show on Zoom, and we may mix things up or do something totally different on other platforms.
We apologize in advance for any delays in providing any of the benefits listed. We'll do our best, but we sometimes get busy with our day jobs. If you are having trouble finding a benefit or did not receive a benefit, please let us know.
If you are Patreon user and would like to sign up there instead of here, take a look at https://www.patreon.com/thatwordchat. (We love Patreon, but we pay a fee for each sign-up there.)